Massachusetts sues for-profit nursing school

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BOSTON >> The Massachusetts attorney general's office has sued a for-profit nursing school alleging that it charged high fees for an inadequate education and held classes in the state even though it was not licensed.

Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday sued Hosanna College of Health and its founding executives.

The complaint says the Florida-based school targeted Boston's Haitian community and charged as much as $10,000, promising to prepare students to pass the state nursing exam.

Healey says only about 3 percent of the school's students passed the exam, and many were saddled with debt. She alleges the school told prosepcetive students it was licensed in Massachusetts and held classes here.

Massachusetts is asking the court to order tuition and fee refunds and impose civil penalties.

A school official denied the allegations.


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